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D.C. police arrest teens accused of carjackings in Chevy Chase

Girl and boy face charges related to crimes in District and Maryland

Washington, D.C., police have arrested two teenagers who they say were behind two carjackings in Chevy Chase last week. The teens also attacked people in three separate incidents in D.C., police said.

Montgomery County police said in a press release on Monday that a 14-year-old girl and 15-year old boy, both of the District, were arrested by D.C. police on Saturday. Police did not identify either teen.

County police said that on Jan. 21 around 3:57 p.m., the teens ordered a female to give them her keys to a silver Mercedes-Benz in the 2600 block of Spencer Road of Chevy Chase, and the boy punched her, injuring her face.

The next day, police said the teens demanded a female’s keys to her Audi Q5 around 3:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Essex Avenue in Chevy Chase.

County police said Monday that they are applying for charges through the Department of Juvenile Services.

Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokeswoman, told Bethesda Beat Monday afternoon that detectives are in the process of applying for charges.

“There’s not a way to apply for a warrant for a juvenile, so you apply through the Department of Juvenile Services,” she said.

Innocenti said each teen would be charged with two counts of carjacking.

D.C. police said in a separate press release on Sunday that the teens attacked three people in Northwest D.C. between Jan. 19 and 21. In one case, they stole items and drove away.

Police said they arrested the teens on Saturday.

The carjackings are the latest in Montgomery County and the region in recent weeks.

Last week, county police arrested a 19-year-old man accused of attacking a woman at gunpoint at a Chevy Chase gas station and stealing her car.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com